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Euflexxa is used to provide relief from knee pain due to osteoarthritis. It is especially for those patients who do not get relief from simple pain medications such as acetaminophen, exercise or physical therapy. After Euflexxa Injection into the knee, it temporarily replaces the HA that has been lost and also stimulates the knee to produce its own healthy HA. Studies have shown that HA might help to provide pain relief for up to a period of 6 months. Euflexxa contains 1% sodium hyaluronate, a gel like, elastic and natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronan is present in large amounts in the tissues, and in the fluid that fills the joints. It acts like a lubricant and shock absorber in the joint and is needed for the joints to function properly. The Euflexxa shot is only for the injection in the knee and is performed by a health care professional. Euflexxa helps to replace your knees own hyaluronan. Euflexxa comes in pre-filled syringes containing 2 mL of the product. It is directly injected into the knee joint by a doctor. Euflexxa is injected once a week, for a total of 3 injections. Some people can experience moderate pain relief with the first or second injection, experiencing remarkable pain relief after the third/last injection. It is best to get all 3 injections for maximum benefit. Pain relief from Euflexxa injection varies because every person is different. However, 1 course of Euflexxa injections can provide relief from knee pain for months. It has been shown in clinical studies that most people get relief that lasts for up to 6 months. After getting a knee injection with Euflexxa you should avoid:
• Any physical activity for 48 hours to prevent the knee from swelling. Try avoiding running, tennis, hiking, jumping, swimming, lifting heavy weights, jogging, cycling, aerobic exercises
• Standing on your feet for more than an hour at a time during the first 48 hours of injection
• You should consult your doctor when you should start your physical activities again.
Euflexxa is available from Canada manufactured by Ferring Pharmaceuticals INC, is supplied in 2.25 mL nominal volume, disposable and prefilled glass syringes containing 2 mL of Euflexxa. Effluexa is sterile and non-pyrogenic. The product is available as 3 disposable syringes per carton.
Euflexxa should be stored in its original packaging at 2-25 ° C (36-77° F) in a refrigerator
. Protect from light. Do not freeze. Remove from refrigeration at least 20-30 minutes before use.
Euflexxa Side Effects
Side effects of Euflexxa include joint pain, joint swelling in the knee or at injection site, pain in the knee or at injection site, stiffness or swelling and warmth in or around the knee, limb or muscle pain and back pain. If you have a reaction where the swelling is painful and extensive, consult your doctor. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
EUFLEXXA is injected into the knee joint space. Treatment consists of 3 injections1 injection a week for 3 weeks.
Since, Euflexxa has not been tested in pregnant women or nursing mothers, it is important to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are nursing a child before agreeing to be injected with Euflexxa. Euflexxa injection has not been tested in children of 18 years of age or lesser. You should not take Euflexxa Injection if you had any previous allergic reactions to Euflexxa or Hyaluronic Acid (HA) products, have a knee joint infection or skin diseases or infections around the injection site. Presently, no interactions are known with Euflexxa, however, it is important to tell your health care professional about all other medicines that you have taken recently including any kind of supplements and non-prescription drugs. Euflexxa injection has not been tested in children of 18 years of age or lesser.
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